Praise for Wyllie from Welsh coach
September 27, 1999
Despite having beaten Argentina three times in the last year Graham Henry is remaining downbeat about his sides chances on Friday.
He has been full of praise for his opposite number, and fellow New Zealander, Alex 'Griz' Wyllie, who took sole charge of the side only two weeks ago.
"Their coach Alex Wyllie is not called 'Grizz' for nothing. They will be bloody grizzly when they come out on Friday. Alex will have fed them a diet of barbed wire and raw meat this week and will open the cage on Friday afternoon. We have to be prepared for their challenge.''
Wyllie, who endured a prickly relationship with Hart when the pair worked with the 1991 World Cup All Blacks, also believes the Northern Hemisphere will provide a difficult challenge.
"It is pretty obvious that Wales are going into the tournament as the form side after winning eight test matches in a row." Wyllie said.
"No other country has that kind of record going into the competition so it will be very hard for us when we play them. With 70,000 or more Welshmen screaming them on during the game it is going to be very difficult for us."
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